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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Institute closed to the public

16 March 2020

Carnegie Mellon University has moved to remote instruction for the remainder of the spring semester, and Hunt Institute is closed to the public until further notice. In the meantime our Web site is always open, and you can contact us. We will be working on site as the university permits and from home. We will continue to answer questions and provide research material to the degree that we have physical access to the collections. As we have scaled back our exhibition program to one show in the fall, we are hopeful that the global pandemic will have abated by then. We appreciate your patience in these trying times. Please stay safe until we can once again welcome you to the botanical tranquility of our walnut-walled lobby.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

Media Contact:
Scarlett T. Townsend